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Sep 10, 2010 7:00pm EDT
. a revolution in the fight against this deadly disease. and you can make a difference in the battle. join us tonight as we stand up to cancer. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric reporting tonight from los angeles. >> couric: good evening, everyone. we're here at the sony studios for tonight's special stand up to cancer program. we'll have more about that later. but first, our top story. a deadly disaster that wiped out an entire neighborhood here in california. it was just before 6:30 last evening people in the city of san bruno were just sitting down to dinner. then suddenly, without warning, a tremendous explosion. a natural gas pipeline ruptured, setting off a fire that burned 15 acres and destroyed 38 homes. 24 hours later, firefighters were still trying to contain the flames, rescue teams were searching for victims, and investigators were looking for answers. san bruno is a city of 41,000 in northern california just south of san francisco. look at this. claremont drive before the explosion, and now claremont drive tonight, in ruins. john blackst
CBS
Sep 8, 2010 7:00am EDT
condemned by the u.s. government and others. pastor terry jones insists he will set fire for the koran on september 11th. we'll talk to the man at the center of the controversy. >>> and close call. a lion at a popular vegas resort tries to take a bite out of his trainer. and it's all caught on camera. "early" this wednesday morning, and it's all caught on camera. "early" this wednesday morning, september 8, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> and a good wednesday morning to you here from "the early show." i'm erica hill. >> good morning. i'm harry smith. it is wednesday. >> halfway there. >>> there's a lot to get to this morning. we'll talk about that wild attack we just saw in the video. we want to get to politics and the economy as well. oh, there's the lion again. i can't imagine witnessing that firsthand. the video's rough enough. >>> as we take a look at politics and the economy this morning because president obama is off to cleveland where he'll unveil business tax breaks. he is also signaling taxes on the wealthiest americans are on their way up. bill plante has more for us this
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Sep 10, 2010 7:00am EDT
some folks who were there and experiencing it. woody baker kohn joining us from the american red cross along with adam broadway who saw the explosion as it happened. good to have you with us. woody, if you could, give us an idea at this point, what are the immediate needs for folks in the area? >> well, those that got out of the area, the fire department and police department were quick in getting people out. we then assessed anybody that had injuries that needed treatment. people that were maybe missing life-sustaining medications, things of that nature. and then we quickly set up a couple of shelters to house people overnight, brought in some mental health professionals as well as some nursing staff to help with the medical needs and so forth. so, we've now got them in shelters. many of them had places to go of their own, friends and family. >> luckily. it's amazing, considering the time of day, just around dinner time, with flames that were hot enough to crack the windshields of a fire truck. amazing there wasn't more damage, that we're not hearing about more injuries and deaths. ad
CBS
Sep 8, 2010 7:00pm EDT
and brace for possible protests. general david petraeus, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, met today with afghan president hamid karzai, both warned that jones' plan could endanger u.s. troops. and the cat van said "this act would only call for new hate and violence." kelly cobiella is in gainesville, florida tonight. kelly, pastor jones is getting lots of criticism from many quarter bus he's claiming a lot of people are actually on his side. >> he does say that, katie. and he says they're simply afraid to speak out publicly so he's determined to send a message for them. with the world watching and condemning him, pastor terry jones stood firm. >> we are not convinced that backing down is the right thing. >> reporter: yet there was one small sign the pastor-- who's never read the koran or visited a mosque-- was willing to hear from the other side. he spent 30 minutes with a local imam. >> i think the pastor as a christian will follow in the footsteps of christ and will do the right thing. >> reporter: however, jones has not changed his mind yet spurred on, he says, by the supporters
CBS
Sep 9, 2010 7:00am EDT
'm harry smith. >> i'm erica hill. good to have you with us this morning. a lot to get to this morning, including some fascinating, exclusive interviews. the woman from arizona, derri velarde, is here in the studio with us this morning. she'll join us live to tell her story. >>> also this morning, the big headline, piers morgan gets larry king's job. people have seen him on a talent show, but people across america say, who is this guy? matt holden, our good pal, they're very good friends. we have an exclusive with amanda and piers and she'll tell us about the guy. interesting newspaper bag ground. he may actually have the right feet to fill those shoes. >> oh, looking forward to that. >>> first, we want to begin with the latest on that deadly flooding in texas where the aftermath of tropical storm hermine spawned a series of tornadoes and dumped up to 8 inches of rain. robbie owens of our affiliate ktvt is with us this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. on the heel of hermine a series of tornadoes ripped through the area, leaving behind damage like this and capping a day
CBS
Sep 11, 2010 8:00am EDT
in the history of this country. you know they say time heals all wounds and i kind of say this every use. i don't know if it applies in this case looking at live pictures now of ground zero. still very raw. >> nine years later. >> hard to believe it has been nine years. coming up on this broadcast not only will we visit on the remembrance ceremony that takes place a bit later in the morning but also have an exclusive look at progress being made at ground soshgs the buildings are now starting to really kind of jump up off street level right now. >> something a lot of people wanted to see. >> you can see tangible progress finally. first normally a dave reflection and remembrance this year the anniversary marked also by controversy, the evangelical pastor who threatened to burn the koran as an actist protest against muslims is in new york this morning and we begin our coverage at ground zero this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. after a series of confusing and conflicting statements in florida, pastor terry jones told reporters last night he is always tal
CBS
Sep 8, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. employees used the acid to make etchings into stone. >> authorities are not concerned aboutap explosion. but they are worried about the safety of crews inside. this acid can cause respiratory arrest and burn right through the skin to the bone. >> but we do have our medical director and ems personnel on site here to actually manage any medical crisis should it occur as a result of this spill. >> hazmat specialists use a base to neutralize the acid; meanwhile, investigators are still trying to figure out what caused such a massive spill. >> reporter: private contractors will come in and remove the substance. despite all of the potential danger we saw today, no one was injured. we're live in southwest baltimore, weijia jiang, wjz eyewitness news. >> okay, weijia, thank you. the other businesses that were evacuated include a small recording studio, a hardware warehouse, and a countertop manufacturer. >>> tonight, there are more casualties from a devastating barn fire just over the maryland border. mary is in the newsroom with the latest. >> the number reported dead in the charlestown fire h
CBS
Sep 13, 2010 7:00am EDT
that congressman boehner's comments suggest a willingness to agree to the president's position. we all use the middle class as a political football but extends the tax cuts for the middle class fairly quickly to give them certainty and make sure they know they will get help in tough economic times. >> you know there are plenty of people out there, including peter orszag, who until recently, your director of office of management and budget saying there should be tax increases for nobody. now is not the time to be increasing taxes. >> well, harry, i understand what peter argues, he argues we should extend the middle-class tax cuts for two years and have them expire. he believes if the price of doing that is having to extend the upper-end tax cuts that's what we should do. that's not the president's position because, let's be clear, harry, the tax cuts for the upper end, the wealthy, mostly millionaires, that's a $700 billion proposition the next ten years. the president does not believe that we should be borrowing $700 billion, most likely from overseas, to extend tax cuts follow folks, quit
CBS
Sep 9, 2010 7:00pm EDT
in the lime light." harry. >> smith: elaine quijano downtown for us tonight. thank you. in afghanistan, the taliban has been using this controversy to win new recruits. today, cbs news obtained taliban leaflets that urged villagers to join them in seeking revenge. mandy clark is inicable tonight. >> reporter: the leaflet said that america is the biggest enemy of islam and called on muslims to take revenge for the burning of the koran. the leaflets have been handwritten and dropped in paktia province. most villagers are illiterate so the leaflets would have been left with imams to read out in mosques and spread the word that way. the taliban has capitalized on the controversy at the holiest time of the year for muslims, a time when the mosques will be packed with followers. mandy clark, cbs news, kabul. >> smith: we want to bring in juan rabady. good evening. >> good evening, harry. >> smith: how much damage has already been done by this? >> well, harry, some damage has already been done. we've seen protests in muslim capitals around the world. we just heard about the taliban leaflets
CBS
Sep 8, 2010 4:30am EDT
, burning the bible. >> reporter: outrage has already erupted in afghanistan and the top u.s. military general in the country, general david petraeus, fears american soldiers will end up paying the price. still, jones doesn't believe he should be held accountable. >> we're not pulling the trigger. we're not the one doing it. i think the finger should be pointed at them. >> reporter: here in washington religious leaders have all pressured jones to back off and called for an end to what they say is a growing anti-muslim sentiment across america. >> i say, you bring dishonor to the name of jesus christ. >> reporter: despite the sharp criticism and more than 100 death threats, jones insists he'll go ahead with his plans, though he continues to pray about his final decision. >> the only thing that could cause us to change our mind is if we felt really a deep conviction. we felt like god really wanted us not to do it. >> reporter: but the government is still holding out hope that between now and saturday, americans will stand up and condemn the church's plan. and jones has faced controversy
CBS
Sep 12, 2010 10:30am EDT
. >> schieffer: joining us now from westchester ohio, house republican leader john boehner. mr. boehner, if the republicans do take the house you in all probability will be the new speaker. the president is already trying to make you the face of the republican party. he mentioned you by name eight times the other day in a speech in your home state. here's what he said. >> there were no new policies from mr. boehner. there were no new ideas. there was just the same philosophy that we had already tried during the decades that they were in power. the same philosophy that led to this mess in the first place. cut more taxes for millionaires. cut more rules for corporations. >> schieffer: what about that? >> well, listen, you know, the president says no new ideas. we've offer him new ideas for the last 20 months. and speaking of new, i wonder what's new about more stimulus spending, more taxes and more uncertainty for american small businesses. that's what the president is proposing. what's new about that? if the president wants to get serious and wants to do something new why don't we cut sp
CBS
Sep 9, 2010 11:00pm EDT
remotely. >> he shut down a computer that was used during a power point presentation. when the power got restarted, that presentation then included pornographic images. >> reporter: investigators showed up to take him away and indicted him in april. the computer case was investigated for nine months by the forensic science team. >> once it was learned that somebody was hacking into the system. the investigation insued and he was identified as a suspect pretty early on. because of his employment ending. >> reporter: powell is also accused of breaking into the e- mail of his former boss to forward confidential information and send out fake e- mails to mass distribution lists. his boss is the same person that was conducting the power point presentation when the pornography popped on to the screen. >> his federal case for gun charges is still pending. >>> tonight mike hellgren reports, executives say it's nothing but dirty politics. >> reporter: john leopold office calls the sexual harassment case against him a publicity stunt to drag his name through drug. among them while on the job, he wo
CBS
Sep 11, 2010 6:00am EDT
. >> the plastic flex cuffs that we commonly use, he was able to maneuver his hand out during the process. >> reporter: was eli ing that he had a hand injury? >> we believe that he fabricated the injury in an attempt to escape police custody. this is not a common occurrence. the individual complained of a medical injury. >> reporter: the investigation will have to wait, now priority number one is finding palmer and getting him back in custody. >> he could do it again, do it again, and again and again if he gets a chance. i mean, you know, he's dangerous. quicker they find him the better. >> reporter: city police have several officers on the streets looking for this man. palmer does have a criminal history including theft and assault. reporting from city police headquarters kelly mcpherson wjz eyewitness news. >>> baltimore city police are asking anyone who may have seen him to give them a call. >>> a pasadena man is behind bars charged with trying to drag a young woman from the b and a trail and trying to rape her. 21-year-old michael johnson was arrested. a neighbor called after hear
CBS
Sep 7, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. police say a man fired one shot at has ex-girlfriend, using a high-powered rifle. it happened near tilden middle, which were both locked down for three hours. the lockdown was lifted this afternoon. and students were sent home with a heavy police presence. the intended victim was not struck by the gunfire. denise? >> thank you, kai. a short time ago, the suspect turned himself in to police without incident. >>> a somber start to the new year at loyola university here in baltimore. a 20-year-old senior is found dead inside his dorm room. wjz is live near the campus now. weijia jiang has more on how students are coping with this sudden loss. weijia? >> reporter: vic, at this very moment, hundreds of students are at a memorial to remember a young man who was well-known, well-liked and less than a year from gradualitying -- graduating. >> reporter: on the first day of classes, an almost tangible sadness surrounds campus. the community is dealing with the sudden passing of 20-year- old evan gerardi. he was found in his dorm room, unresponsive, and without vital signs. just hours later, hundred
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